About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.

BetMGM Adds Several New Casino Games In Michigan

August 4, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Just in time for the start of the National Football League season, BetMGM has added two new casino games for the Michigan market featuring the Detroit Lions. The gaming operator has also added six other games to their roster in the state. With Detroit Lions Blackjack and Detroit Lions Roulette (both developed by gaming company […]

A $1,000 Bet Was Placed on Tigers to Win World Series, Would Pay $100,000

July 26, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Following the All-Star Break, the Detroit Tigers reeled off seven straight victories, outscoring opponents 42-12. That week of success tickled the bellies of fans hungry for a return to meaningful games at Comerica Park late in the season. Apparently, one of those fans decided to put his money on the table: placing a bet online with […]

Tigers Hype Is Just That…Hype

July 21, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

I don’t shake my fist at clouds, and I like a good time like the next guy, but I also know when I’m being sold a rotten piece of fish. The sudden rise of the Detroit Tigers as darlings of sports media in Detroit is that stinking piece of fish. Hold your noses, people. The […]

WynnBET Will Operate Betting Lounge in Ford Field

July 15, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

The Detroit Lions have reached an agreement with WynnBET to host a betting lounge at Ford Field. The lounge is part of a larger deal between the two relating to sports gaming and sponsorship which also names WynnBET as an official sportsbook and gaming partner of the team, a first for the WynnBET with a […]

Three Detroit Casinos Take In $108.1 Million In June

July 13, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

The three Detroit casinos reported aggregate revenue of $108.1 million for June, the Michigan Gaming Control Board has reported today. Despite being limited to only nine days of full capacity in June due to COVID-19 precautions, MGM Grand, MotorCity, and Greektown casinos took in $105.8 million from table games and slots, and $2.3 million from […]

FireKeepers Casino Hotel Launches Online Casino And Sportsbook In Michigan

July 12, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Michigan’s successful sports betting market continues to expand, as the Nottawaseppi Huron Band’s FireKeepers Casino and partner NYX Digital (owned by Scientific Games) has been granted the state’s 13th online gambling license. The Michigan Gaming Control Board-issued license will operate under the Firekeepers Casino brand and offers both sports and casino game betting. The Firekeepers […]

Will The #1 Pick In NBA Draft Return Pistons To The Playoffs?

June 23, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

The ping pong balls bounced the right way, and the Detroit Pistons won the overall first selection in the NBA Draft after the NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday. First, let’s admit that the NBA Draft Lottery is about as riveting as watching a late-season game between the Pistons and Cavaliers. But not anymore! […]

BetMGM Apps Available In Google Play Store In Michigan

June 22, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Just in time for summer, the BetMGM sportsbook and casino apps are now available to Michigan residents in the Google Play Store for Android. Previously there were no options for Michigan players who wanted to download the BetMGM sportsbook and casino apps from Google Play Store, which did not allow gaming apps. Users can now […]